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Curated Holiday Cookie Box

Curated Holiday Cookie Box

Last year, I shared inspiration for creating Christmas cookie boxes for gift giving. This year I'm sharing more inspiration for creating these curated little boxes of cookies. Imagine the typical plate of homemade holiday cookies you've probably baked many times, and...

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How to Make Hand-Formed Sugar Cookies

How to Make Hand-Formed Sugar Cookies

One of my favorite things to bake during the holidays is sugar cookies and to use them in my curated cookie boxes. A big part of that process is creating cute new cookie designs that are hand-formed. So, what are hand-formed cookies anyway? Basically, they're cookies...

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Holiday Shaped Sugar Cookies Recipe

Holiday Shaped Sugar Cookies Recipe

What's the holiday season without festive cookies?! It just wouldn't be right, I say! I first created this recipe to make hand-shaped cookies that I use in cookie boxes for gift giving. I needed the cookies to not get puffy when baked, and stay true to their shape to...

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Christmas Tree with Real Gingerbread Ornaments

Christmas Tree with Real Gingerbread Ornaments

My love for gingerbread houses continues to grow and this year, I decided to go all out and deck our tree as if it were a mountain village of gingerbread homes. Not only was this project such a cheery boost for my spirit, it brought back nice memories of childhood...

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Sugared / Candied Cranberries Recipe

Sugared / Candied Cranberries Recipe

Sugared cranberries, also known as candied cranberries, are a holiday staple because they're really easy to make and they're really versatile. You can eat them, use them for decorating pastries, and decorate with them around your home.I'm sharing two different recipes...

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GreenBluff Harvest Festival

GreenBluff Harvest Festival

Chandler and I went on a pumpkin donut tasting adventure to GreenBluff last week. It's harvest festival time on the bluff and as always, it did not disappoint. As you might imagine, the pumpkin donuts were super tasty as well!Although life is altered because of Covid,...

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MEET SERENA!

Stay-at-home mom, Serena Thompson, dreamed of creating a fun and happy little event to sell her vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, she and some friends held the first event in her neighbor’s barn. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today the event fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces filled with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best vintage & handmade fair in the country. Serena describes it as the happiest on earth.

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ALL ABOUT THE FAIR

The Farm Chicks Fair-ethon

The Farm Chicks Fair-ethon

Although The 2020 Farm Chicks Fair had to be rescheduled to August 22-23 due to Covid, I wanted to find a way to connect the Curators and shoppers in some way while we wait. My idea was to host a combination of a telethon and The Farm Chicks Fair in one, and for it to...

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A Re-Cap of The 2019 Farm Chicks Fair

A Re-Cap of The 2019 Farm Chicks Fair

Our family is just beginning to settle back into a routine after this year's Farm Chicks Fair. I was so happy with how everything came together and incredibly thankful for the community I have surrounded myself with. I thought it'd be fun to share a re-cap of how it...

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The 2019 Farm Chicks Fair Map

The 2019 Farm Chicks Fair Map

The 2019 Farm Chicks Vintage & Handmade Fair map has arrived! We hope to see you there, June 1 & 2 at the Spokane Country Fairgrounds. Click here for all the details. See you soon! MEET SERENA! Stay-at-home mom, Serena Thompson, dreamed of creating a fun and...

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AROUND THE HOME

Christmas Tree with Real Gingerbread Ornaments

Christmas Tree with Real Gingerbread Ornaments

My love for gingerbread houses continues to grow and this year, I decided to go all out and deck our tree as if it were a mountain village of gingerbread homes. Not only was this project such a cheery boost for my spirit, it brought back nice memories of childhood...

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How to Care for Potted Mums

How to Care for Potted Mums

No autumn season seems complete without a cheery mum or two adorning the front stoop or porch. The key is keeping the plants healthy all through the season, so I've compiled some tips for selecting and growing healthy mums. When selecting your Chrysanthemum plants,...

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Kitchen Tour

Kitchen Tour

Life in the house is beginning to feel more settled since we moved in and I thought it'd be a nice time to finally share a tour of the kitchen. The space is really open and includes a small bar area off to one side and the dining room on the other side.There are two...

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